Skip to comments.97,000 Gallons of Red Wine Spills From Tank at Sonoma Co. Vineyard, Leaks Into Russian River [CA]
Posted on 01/23/2020 4:04:13 PM PST by BenLurkin
The cabernet sauvignon, enough to fill eight large tanker trucks, spilled at the Rodney Strong Vineyards in Healdsburg Wednesday after a door near the bottom of a large blending tank popped open, spilling all of the wine it was holding into a sanitary sewer system on the property, the Press Democrat reported.
The wine spilled into a drainage ditch that feeds into Reiman Creek and eventually made its way to the Russian River.
According to the Governors Office of Emergency Services, which was notified of the accident on Wednesday, about 20% of the 97,112 gallons spilled were contained. Estimates showed anywhere between 46,000 and 96,000 gallons reached the Russian River.
The Sonoma County Sheriffs Office helicopter determined the wine reached as far south as Riverfront Regional Park within a matter of hours.
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Is it time to swim with the fishes?! :)
Happy fish for dinner.
The Russian River turned red. Somehow that seems appropriate.
Oh the humanity!
Lol!! Only if youre a friend of Hillarys .
For more reasons than one.
Here we go. Russia again!
Wouldn’t vodka have been a better pairing?
I know you’re not supposed to cry over spilled milk.
But is it OK to cry over spilled wine?
Russians everywhere. Somebody add this to the impeachment charges!
Red wine and fish?!
Caravan of homeless seen leaving San Francisco heading to Sonoma County
Rodney Strong is some fine stuff.
500,000 angry liberals throwing their drinks across the yard.
Possibly an insurance claim for bad wine.
I visited a winery and observed very large plastic silo tanks outside full of wine. I went in and asked why? And how do they stop oxidation in plastic tanks?
They explained that the government came in with a program to lower insecticide use. They released lady bugs in the vineyard.
Problem was, the mechanical grape harvesters picked up the lady bugs and they went through the press, destroying the entire harvest.
The wine was unpalatable.
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